I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2009
  • Running time: 91 min
Directed by Claude Miller (A Secret and La Petite Lili) and his son Nathan Miller, I'M GLAD MY MOTHER IS ALIVE explores childhood trauma and its dire consequences on adult life. Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas becomes... read more
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Directed by Claude Miller (A Secret and La Petite Lili) and his son Nathan Miller, I'M GLAD MY MOTHER IS ALIVE explores childhood trauma and its dire consequences on adult life. Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth mother. After years of searching Thomas finds her single, with a small child, living in a nearby suburb. Traumatized by years of emptiness and longing for his mother, he starts an ambiguous relationship with her (part courtship, part obsession) which slowly drives him to an act of madness.

Original Release

09/30/2009

US Release

09/02/2011

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Cast

Vincent Rottiers Thomas Jouvet (20 ans) / Thomas Jouvet (20 years)
Sophie Cattani Julie Martino
Yves Verhoeven Yves Jouvet
Maxime Renard Thomas (12 ans) / Thomas (12 years)
Olivier Gueritee Patrick / François (17 ans) / François (17 years)
Christine Citti Annie Jouvet
Gabin Lefebvre Tommy (4 ans) / Tommy (4 years)
Quentin Gonzalez Frédéric
Samir Guesmi L'employeur / The employer
Sabrina Ouazani La caissière du cinéma / The cashier of cinema
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Claude Miller, Nathan Miller

Writers

Claude Miller, Nathan Miller, Emmanuel Carrere, Alain Le Henry

Cast

Vincent Rottiers Thomas Jouvet (20 ans) / Thomas Jouvet (20 years)
Sophie Cattani Julie Martino
Yves Verhoeven Yves Jouvet
Maxime Renard Thomas (12 ans) / Thomas (12 years)
Olivier Gueritee Patrick / François (17 ans) / François (17 years)
Christine Citti Annie Jouvet
Gabin Lefebvre Tommy (4 ans) / Tommy (4 years)
Quentin Gonzalez Frédéric
Samir Guesmi L'employeur / The employer
Sabrina Ouazani La caissière du cinéma / The cashier of cinema
Chantal Banlier Chantal Duronnet, la voisine
Thomas Momplot Mathieu
Alberto Actis Le ferrailleur
Dominique Hulin Le taulier de l'Hôtel Lux
Célia Granier-Deferre Employée préfecture
Bruno Chiche Le père de Frédéric
Carole Franck La directrice de l'orphelinat
Françoise Gazio La femme médecin
Virginie Emane Patricia
Iria Loureiro Dos Santos La collégienne

Producers

Editors

Morgane Spacagna

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